Friday, April 1
All in-person general sessions will take place in the Confluence Ballroom.
7:30am - 8:30am ET
8:30am - 9:30am ET
Face the Membership
A candid fireside chat with CEOs making the critical decisions that are setting the tone and direction of the asset management industry.
Kevin Mahn, President and Chief Investment Officer, Hennion & Walsh Asset Management
Jim Bumpus, Head of Intermediary Markets, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Stephanie Pierce, Chief Executive Officer, Dreyfus, Mellon and Exchange-Traded Funds, BNY Mellon
Joe Sullivan, Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Allspring Global Investments
9:30am - 9:45am ET
Lightning Talk: Fund to ETF Conversions
The ETF vehicle continues to capture the attention of investors, asset managers, and regulators alike. But fund conversions are not necessarily a straight-forward process and need proper due diligence in a quickly evolving product landscape. Join us for a Lightning Round, facilitated by Foreside, aimed at providing you with a framework to consider if converting a mutual fund to an ETF makes sense for your firm.
Sonja Formato, Senior Director, Foreside Financial Group
9:45am - 10:00am ET
10:00am - 10:50am ET
On the Clock to Advance DEI
Prioritizing purposeful change and nurturing an equitable workplace is key. Find out what firms are doing at a high level to advance DEI within the asset management industry and why it's important to identify and address perception gaps with an exploration of Nicsa’s annual DEI Perception Study.
Cassie McCarthy, Manager, EY’s Wealth and Asset Management Consulting Practice, EY
Deidra Jenkins, SVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer - Americas, Northern Trust
Justine Phoenix, VP, Distribution & Broker Dealer Engagement, Head of Diversity Project North America, Nicsa
J. Womack, Managing Director, Investment Products & Personalization, Independent Advisor Solutions, SEI
10:50am - 11:00am ET
11:00am - 11:50am ET
Project Healthy Minds: Is Mental Health The Next Big ESG Issue?
What can firms be doing to promote and support the health and well-being of their employees as teams navigate the return-to-work process and hybrid work environments? Mental health and wellness experts take participants through a coaching session on leading mindfully.
Marty Griffin, Vice President Operations, Northeast Retirement Services
Sabastian V. Niles, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Phil Schermer, Founder and CEO, Project Healthy Minds
12:00 pm ET
Conference Concludes/Attendee Departures
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